NBA Vet Hedo Turkoglu Announces Retirement

Hedo Turkoglu

NBA veteran Hedo Turkoglu announced his retirement Friday (Nov. 13), after 15 seasons in the NBA, eight with the Orlando Magic, the team announced.

"I am very thankful and grateful for the opportunity to live out my dream and play in the NBA," Turkoglu said in a statement. "I will always remember my teammates, coaches, staff members and all of the fans who made my career so wonderful for myself and my family."

Turkoglu, 36, played his final two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, coming off the bench in 60 of his 62 games last season.

He finishes his career, averaging 11.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

Turkoglu entered the league in 2000 as a first-round draft pick of the Sacramento Kings, playing three seasons there, before playing for the San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns.